After School Program

After School Program

Our After School Program

School Year Hours of Operation:
 
Monday - Friday
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
School Closure Days 
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
 
Here is how you can be a part of the magic:
Stop by for a tour of our Club.
Fill out the Membership Application and pay our membership fee to become a Club member.
If you need a ride from Lancaster Primary or Middle School just let us know!
Then join us for the FUN!
Remember
Membership is only $15 per semester
A Parent or Guardian must complete the membership application
Members are encouraged to follow the "Rules of the Club"
Have Fun!!


Torch Club and Keystone Club Members Volunteer at the Northern Neck Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity

According to the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck (BGCNN) Operations Director, Patrick Creed, this past Martin Luther King Day, youth from BGCNN volunteered at the Northern Neck Food Bank and the Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Million Members, Million Hours of Service (MMMHS), a new initiative involving Club kids and teens in service activities year-round. The movement's aim is that at least 1 million members will perform 1 million hours of service within five years.

Creed states that participating in the MMMHS initiative is a great way to teach Club youth the importance of helping others and giving back to the community. He added that BGCNN has committed to giving 2000 hours of community service in 2017. All Club youth will have an opportunity to participate, but the initiative will be led by BGCNN’s Torch Club and Keystone Club members. 

“Torch Club is a leadership and service club for boys and girls ages 10-13 and it is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development”, says Creed. He added, “Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation.”

“Keystone Club is BGCA’s premier teen leadership program,” says Creed. He further explained that members, who range in age from 14-18, are able to have positive group experiences while focusing on four key areas of academic success, career exploration, teen outreach and community service. With the guidance of Club staff, teens are given opportunities to make leadership decisions and to serve others, cultivating good character and leadership skills, which in turn supports the development of productive, responsible and caring citizens. Keystone Clubs also promote lifelong civic engagement, higher high school graduation rates and broader employment opportunities. 

Keystone Club members cumulatively gave 33 hours of service on Martin Luther King Day to the Northumberland/Lancaster Habitat for Humanity. The teens cleaned off a job site by taking debris to the dump and bringing useable materials back to the Habitat for Humanity offices/warehouse for storage.

Torch Club members also gave a total of 33 volunteer hours on Martin Luther King Day to the Northern Neck Food Bank. The children spent several hours sorting and placing food in containers for distribution. While there, they also learned about the need for food aid and about how the Food Bank receives and distributes the food. “It was fun,” said Torch Club member Laura Sutton, “We got to tour the building and run around and sort a lot of food.” Added Ainsley Mumford, age 12, “It felt nice to work together and help the Food Bank.” In addition, the Torch club donated $50 to the Food Bank from monies raised by conducting a bake sale and other fundraisers. 

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